Flogas launches long-term carbon commitment
Published: 20 May 2019 - Carly Wills
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supplier Flogas Britain has announced that it will offset its 2019 carbon emissions, as it unveils its 2040 vision plans to build a lower-carbon future for off-grid homes and businesses across the UK.
Flogas’ 2040 Vision document, ‘Future Ready: Transforming Off-Grid Britain’, outlines the crucial role LPG will play in the UK’s future energy mix, particularly in helping achieve government plans to decarbonise heat and transport. It also announces Flogas’ ambition to provide 100 per cent renewable energy solutions by 2040 and reduce its own environmental impact year-on-year – including offsetting all its Level 1 and Level 2 CO2e emissions for 2019.
Carbon offsetting is a way for businesses to balance their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, by providing ‘carbon finance’ to fund conservation or renewable energy projects that deliver quantifiable greenhouse gas reductions. Each of the carbon offsetting projects Flogas is supporting complies with either the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Gold Standard (GS), which are approved under the ICROA (International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance).
Flogas’ 2040 Vision also cements the long-term significance of biopropane (or BioLPG) in the transition to a renewable future. As a liquefied petroleum gas produced using biological sources (such as waste, sewage and energy crops), biopropane is a chemically-identical, renewable alternative to LPG.
The company will be opening its new Avonmouth facility, which is being converted from a National Grid-owned LNG storage site into a large-scale LPG terminal. With the capacity to store 34,564 tonnes of LPG, Flogas says that Avonmouth will be the largest facility of its kind in the UK, and will also be completely biopropane-ready from the outset.